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SAU presents “The Little Mermaid”

By submitted, 04/15/17 7:40 AM

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MAGNOLIA – Southern Arkansas University Theatre is set to perform their big spring musical, The Little Mermaid, at Harton Theatre from April 20-23.

The show will run at 7 p.m. nightly from April 20-22, as well a 2 p.m. performance on April 23. An actor talk back session will follow the April 22 performance.

Tickets can be purchased at www.showtix4u.com. Community patrons can purchase individual tickets for $15 on the website or by calling SAU Theatre at (870) 235-4291. SAU faculty, staff, and student tickets are $10.

Make SAU Theatre part of your world as we take a journey back under the sea to end our season! Fans from ages 3 to 103 will want to sing along with their favorite Disney characters come to life-as the rebellious red-headed mermaid Ariel strikes a deal with the evil sea-witch Ursula to experience the life she dreams of on land.

This is SAU Theatre’s final show of a series of productions for SAU’s 2016-2017 Main Stage Theatre Season. It is originally produced by Disney Theatre Productions by Doug Wright, with music and lyrics by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, and additional lyrics by Glenn Slater. It is being directed by Cason Murphy, with musical direction by Dr. David De Seguirant.

More than 1,100 area elementary students will enjoy the theatre experience courtesy of student shows on April 20-21.

Southern Arkansas University offers Arkansas’s most affordable Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performing Arts with studies in Musical Theatre and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performing Arts with studies in Theatre. SAU’s BFA in Musical Theatre started the fall of 2015, and it entails a complete theatre and music curriculum based on the National Association of Schools of Music. The NASM is the national accrediting agency for music and music-related disciplines.

To find out more about SAU Theatre and SAU’s other Liberal and Performing Arts degree programs, visit https://web.saumag.edu/lpa/depts/performing-arts-mass-communication/.

 

The Little Mermaid cast:

Ariel                                                     Shelby Arnette

Prince Eric                                          Brandon Wallace*

Grimsby                                              Joey Kaar

King Triton                                           Caleb Burkhalter

Sebastian                                            Jared Hunte

Scuttle                                                 Taijee Bunch

Flounder                                              Katharae Patterson

Aquata & Female Ensemble               Darby Taylor

Andrina & Female Ensemble              Kayla Ashbrooks

Arista & Female Ensemble                 Lainey Walthall

Atina & Female Ensemble                  Alena Foley

Adella &Female Ensemble                 Alycya Thomas

Allana &Female Ensemble                 Annabelle Babbitt*

Ursula                                                 Sharla Mills*

Flotsam                                               Cassandra Lovell

Jetsam                                                 Parker Hamm

Chef Louis                                           Kyle Kidd

Pilot / Male Ensemble                         Zack Mcjunkins

Male Ensemble:                                   Bodee Starr, Paris Terry, Dietrick Wyrick, Willie Johnson, Josh Rogers, and Daniel Spiropoulos

Additional Female Ensemble:              Catherine Marlett, Cat Jones, Katelyn Smead, and Victoria Baty

Child Ensemble                                   Berkeley Berry*, Olivia Smith*, and Tate Stephens*

 

Production Staff:

Director                                               Cason Murphy

Production Manager                           Richard Vollmer

Musical Director                                  David De Seguirant

Choreographer                                    Emily Baker*

Additional Choreography                    Cason Murphy

Stage Manager                                   Joann Shaver

Assistant Stage Manager                    Jared Smith and James Rich

Set Designer                                       Richard Vollmer

Sound Designer                                  Brian Lee

Lighting Designer                                Sterling Davis

Costume Coordinator                         Richard Vollmer

Hair & Makeup Designer                    Mikayla Mccoy

Production Assistant                           Parker Hamm

Box Office Manager                           Jennifer Rowsam

House Manager                                  Tamira Stewart

Crew:

 

Assistant/Sound Designer                   Tyler Spears

Light Board                                          Hali Pinson

Assistant/Costumes                            Jacinda Passmore

Wardrobe Crew                                  Alexis Savage and Jacinda Passmore

Prop Designer                                     Stephanie Blase

Child Wrangler                                    Ember Bentz

Publicity                                              Dory Gartman

Assistant/House Manager                   Daniel Pletche

Stage Crew                                         Eboni Edwards, Juliana Ormsbee, Kayce Welch, and Josh Roberts

Pit Orchestra:

Conductor                                           Dr. David De Seguirant

Flute & Piccolo                                    Becca Bagley

Percussion                                          Kayla Baugus

Keyboard                                            Cindy Burdine*

Keyboard                                            Malea De Seguirant*

Alto Sax & Soprano Sax                     Ben Facundo

French Horn                                        Renée Jorgensen

Clarinet & Bass Clarinet                      Nina Martinez

Percussion                                          JB Ross

Trumpet                                              Devin Sipes

Keyboard                                            Su Lynn Tan

Keyboard                                            Reagan Teston

 

*Community members

 

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